I am not now nor I have ever been a parent and I used to cringe when my parents said "you can't watch this" or "you can't watch that."
Be that as it may, although the violent scenes are not super gory (thus far), during the rape scene in Season 1, Episode 1, I cringed at the thought that some people on this forum said this program is okay for 16-year-old children to view. Quite frankly, that type of graphic scene should be reserved for an R-rated movie, so maybe I am becoming more prudish in my old age.
Consensual sex and modified drug/alcohol use in TV programs aren't a major problem for me; however, the rape scene I feel would be rather disturbing (or should be) to a teenager. All children mature differently, so it might be okay for some 16-year-olds, but not for others.
This is where the parent or guardian has a responsibility to monitor what minors watch on TV and at least have a "discussion" afterwards to make sure the teen watching this type of program understands the harm done in an act of rape.
I realize this review is written after viewing just the premier episode, so my opinion may change as I watch more episodes.
The acting, writing and music is good, so I look forward to watching the entire Season 1; however, I am just not sure this is the type of program teens should be watching.